Westwood One Lays Out Olympic Program Plans

It has been the official radio network of the Olympics since 1988.
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Westwood One announced details of its plans for covering the Summer Olympic Games.

It will provide live updates three times per hour around the clock. It will offer live play-by-play coverage of events including basketball, swimming, track and field and gymnastics.

Listeners can find stations carrying WWO coverage via its online station finder. Coverage begins Friday, Aug. 8 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 24.

Westwood One has been the official radio network of The Olympic Games since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea.

The long-form “Olympic Roundup” airs live nightly from 10 p.m. to midnight ET, re-airing 10 p.m. to midnight PT for the West Coast. It features recaps and previews, interviews with athletes and play-by-play. This is hosted by Steve Mason and Justin Kutcher. There will also be three short-form updates per hour.

The network will offer play-by-play of Team USA Men’s Basketball Medal Round games, plus the Gold Medal game. Kevin Kugler will do the play-by-play. Commentators and analysts include gymnast Peter Vidmar, historian David Wallechinsky and reporters Jim Gray, Steve Futterman and Joe Tolleson.